100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 25, 1909

J.G. Crawford of Heppner, who is in the city attending the grand lodge, Knights of Pythias, stated to an East Oregonian representative this morning that the crops in Morrow county were going to be heavier and a larger yield is now assured than was expected a month ago. At that time it looked as though a failure in all parts of the county could hardly be averted, but now there will be considerable wheat that will go 40 bushels to the acre. Mr. Crawford stated that the J.A. Woolery estate, consisting of over 18,000 acres of level wheat land lying in the north end of the county, had been sold to a Portland real estate concern, and that by fall it is the object of these people to have a thousand families located upon this tract of land. The farmers are mostly Hungarians and Germans, and in most cases men of wealth, and are prepared to go into farming in good shape.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 25, 1959

A bomb threat at First Federal Savings and Loan Assn., Pendleton, 11 S.E. Court Ave., proved to be a hoax today. Dorothy Harnett, employe of First Federal, answered a phone call at 1:52 p.m. which she said ?sounded like a kid to her trying to disguise his voice.? The voice, police said, threatened, ?There?s a bomb in there and it?s set to go off in 15 minutes.? Ray Elliott, manager of First Federal, notified Ernest Gallaher, chief of city police, who arrived to evacuate the premises and warn adjoining businesses. Chief Gallaher said police waited until five minutes after the bomb was to have gone off and re-entered to check the premises. Employees returned to work at 2:20 p.m.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 25, 1984

This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Blue Mountain Community College?s men?s rodeo team. Someone, however, forgot to tell that to freshman John Opie, the new national all-around champion, or Mike Currin, the national steer wrestling champion, or team ropers Scott English and Wayne Smith, who dominated that event last week at the College National Finals Rodeo in Bozeman, Mont. Someone, in fact, forgot to emphasize that to BMCC?s whole men?s team, which for the second consecutive year placed second in the nation. Heppner native Currin, who wasn?t in the top 25 in the nation in steer wrestling entering the national finals, tied for second in the short go-round finals Saturday and finished second in the average to win the bulldogging national title.

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